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Superhero Theme - Critique and guidance needed!

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Price Jul 8, 2016. 8 Replies

Hi all,Here's a little theme i've been working on lately. I'd be very grateful for some feedback and suggestions on how to improve it.You should know that I don't have any formal education in…Continue

Find work as a composer

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Price Dec 5, 2017. 26 Replies

Hello all,It's great to have found a forum devoted to composers. I've read quite a few interesting threads on here, but I wanted to ask a question myself. I thought I should provide a bit of…Continue

 

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James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Charles, As I wouldn't want to bore everyone with my limited supply of anecdotes, I will send you a PM. Would be good to hear about your experience too thus far!"
Dec 5, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Indeed, John Powell said he "didn't make any money" until he was 30 and had to "find a woman with a car and apartment". I suppose that's one avenue I haven't explored yet... Were you born into money or did you…"
Dec 5, 2017
Charles Burns replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"haha - whoops - you already did give us an update...."
Dec 4, 2017
Charles Burns replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi James - just seeing this thread for the first time.   How has the past year and a half or so fared for you?  Any thoughts on what worked to further your career and what didn't really pan out?  The website looks great, and…"
Dec 4, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"It's good that you studied in an environment where there were other composers and instrumentalists. The music school I went to was doing popular music courses for band instruments, and I only went there initially because I wanted to be a…"
Dec 4, 2017
Lara Poe replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Orchestras are tough.  I'm currently working on getting an orchestral piece of mine played, and trying to do some fundraising to make that happen since I don't have large sums of money sitting at my disposal.  The orchestra…"
Dec 3, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Lara, Thank you for your input as well. I can imagine that your contacts book must be chock full of names of musicians! You're right, it seems important to develop a rapport with people you meet at these events. For example I've been in…"
Dec 3, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Mike, Working for free would not be high on my priority list, however if it meant that doing a free demo would glean some otherwise tricky to get interest, then I would do as you suggested. It seems a bit like when producers/directors ask…"
Dec 3, 2017
Lara Poe replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"From personal experience so far, connections are quite important.  The area of composition that I work in (mostly pieces intended for the concert stage) is slightly different, and knowing players is also very important for this area.  But…"
Dec 2, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"James, Don't be too hasty to offer services for free though. If you get an offer from a music house, ask how much they pay for demos first, then take it from there. Only offer a free demo if there is no chance of a fee or no interest from them…"
Dec 2, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Thanks for these Manfred, I'll definitely have a look at them. It's reminded me of a good series on SOS that's been running lately about music libraries too"
Dec 2, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi Mike, Thank you for the pointers there, I will be sure to track down those and other companies. Offering to do a free demo sounds like it could be a good way of getting their interest at least initially. I've been in touch with music…"
Dec 2, 2017
Manfred Goop replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"In case it's of interest, here's a very general article I saw: https://audioskills.com/post/4938/ And why not take a quick look at…"
Nov 30, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"James, I did a lot of advertising music. I became associated with certain  jingle houses at different times as they were (are) the first port of call for an advertising agency. There are some good companies like Amber, Human and Finger, all of…"
Nov 30, 2017
James Price replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hello all, I thought I'd provide an update to this thread as over a year has passed since the original post. Paul - thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it. I always thought that mixing was one of my weaker points but it's good to…"
Nov 30, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"Hi James. My background is similar to yours and I had a career in media. I'd just like to shore up Daves' point about sending emails and badgering people as it worked for me. When I left the RAM, I knocked on doors in Soho London and sent…"
Nov 30, 2017

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
All music genres
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
UK
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am a BA (1st Class Hons) Music Production graduate, aspiring to enter the industry of music for film, television, video games and any other synchronisation outlets.

An instrumentalist, with a background in drums and guitar, I aim to compose and produce in as many styles as possible.

Previously, I have remixed a Billy Joel song for Universal Music Publishing.
Website:
http://jpricemusic.com/

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